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Examiner Local Editorial: Metro won't be able to ignore the feds

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Metro's horrific June 2009 Red Line crash, which killed nine people and injured dozens more, provided the final impetus for Congress to change a 1965 law prohibiting the U.S. Department of Transportation from regulating subway and light-rail systems nationwide, even those that do not cross state lines. Federal officials are now in the process of drafting minimal uniform safety standards for...